In the very south of Spain lies the colorful, Mediterranean Costa del Sol. In this region there is a great variety of fashionable resort towns that amaze visitors with their nature: the beauty of the mountains, the blue waters, and variegated greenery. Love for this region was imbued not only by the Spaniards, but also by numerous European tourists. Although not only tourism attracts visitors, many who have been here once, stay forever.
You can get to this fabulous "Beach of the Sun" from Malaga airport. The coastline is about 190 km long, from Gibraltar in the west to Nerja in the east. The climate on the coast is very comfortable, although the Spaniards themselves call it cold. Due to the close location of the Atlantic Ocean, in summer the sea temperature rarely exceeds 24 degrees Celsius. Based on the name of the region, one can understand that it is very sunny here. About 325 days of sunshine a year, even in winter the thermometer does not drop below 22 degrees!Costa del Sol is part of the mountainous region of Andalusia, so the region is rich not only in sea views, but also in picturesque hills.
Despite the crisis conditions, the real estate sector has undergone slight changes. The most obvious has been a change in prices, where the average price per square meter in Andalusia has increased by 6% compared to the previous 2020 and is estimated at 1,646 euros. The most expensive city is Marbella (3008 euros / m2), so beloved by world superstars, athletes and politicians. But today we will tell you more about the safest and most attractive cities and urbanizations of the Costa del Sol, so you can decide which one suits you best.
Mijas is an authentic city in the heart of the Mediterranean coast! Mijas consists of two parts: the coastal Mijas-Costa and the high-mountainous Mijas-Pueblo.This is truly one of the most picturesque places in Andalusia. The snow-white houses have preserved the pristine nature of the Spanish countryside. The houses here, like 100 years ago, are painted with white lime, thanks to which it is not hot inside in summer and not humid in winter.Foreigners coming to Mijas are attracted by the measured pace of life, cobbled narrow streets, breathtaking landscapes and panoramic views of the Costa del Sol.
The city has a well-developed infrastructure, in addition to shops, restaurants, hotels and a 12-storey car park and the Aqua Mijas water park, there are interesting sights here: the churches of Concepcion and San Sebastian, as well as the El Puerto hermitage, several museums and a flamenco school.
Marbella is the most fashionable resort town on the Costa del Sol. The city began to develop from the middle of the last century, and literally in 70 years, Marbella from a fishing village with a population of less than a thousand people, has turned into a luxury resort! And many world stars, politicians and sheikhs have chosen Marbella as their residence.
Marbella is located at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range. Therefore, from the snow-white terraces, luxury villas in Marbella panoramic views of the majestic mountains and the azure sea. Due to the fact that the city is closed from the winds by the mountains, a special microclimate has been recreated here.
All the conditions for enjoying life are collected here.
The city's infrastructure is suitable for people of all ages. Here young people, families with children and pensioners can find activities to their liking. A visit to the old city makes you feel the spirit of sultry Spain. An alley leads from the old town to the coast, where 10 sculptures by Salvador Dali are located. The city has 24 beaches, some of them marked with the Blue Flag. Also in Marbella there are several prestigious international schools and children's camps.
Puerto Banus is a famous port with a capacity of 900 ships. It is here that expensive yachts of several million euros are moored. Together with Marbella, Puerto Banus forms a single urban space.
But it is in this area that the greatest concentration of "sweet life" on the entire Costa del Sol. Numerous high-fashion shops and boutiques, nightclubs and gourmet restaurants are located around the port.
Not far from Puerto Banus, the world famous Golden Mile stretches for 8 km. A place where show business stars, world politicians and Arab sheikhs live. The real estate objects built here are fully consistent with the concept of high-class housing. It is not for nothing that it is here that the residence of the ruling dynasty of Saudi Arabia is located.
The Golden Mile also includes a string of beautiful, white-washed beaches, with colorful bars and restaurants to take a break from the hot sun.
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Benahavis is a lovely, picturesque village surrounded by the majestic Serrania de Ronda mountains. The road leading to Benahavis offers breathtaking views of the Costa del Sol. The abundance of olive groves and other Mediterranean plants makes it possible to feel at one with nature.
Benahavis managed to preserve its original appearance, narrow streets and snow-white houses enveloping it in comfort.
Benahavis is considered to be the richest village in Spain and is perfect for golf lovers' residence.
After all, it is in Benahavis that Los Flamingos Golf Resort is located, a chic gated urbanized complex with luxurious golf courses.
Despite the fact that Estepona is a fairly large city, it is very cozy here. The rhythm of this city is much quieter than Marbella. Here is everything you can dream of, beautiful beaches with a total length of more than 20 km, many sunny days, and a well-developed infrastructure. The best international schools are located here where they teach in English and Spanish. There are several museums, and the world's most unique Orchidarium, where 1,300 species of orchids grow.
The old town, known as the "Garden of the Costa del Sol", continues to captivate residents and visitors alike. Several years ago, part of the old city was reconstructed and became pedestrianized. And the famous port of Estepona attracts all sailing enthusiasts!
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